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Arupalakshmi – About Goddess Arupalakshmi form of Goddess Lakshmi

Arupalakshmi is a form of Goddess Lakshmi that is worshipped in the surrounding area of the sanctum sanctorum in the world famous KamakshiTemple in Kanchipuram. There are two versions associated with the Arupalakshmi form.
Legend has it that during the churning of ocean, Samudra Manthan, the body of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu turned blue due to the poison emitted by Snake Vasuki who was used as the rope.
Goddess Lakshmi was amused to see the change in the skin tone of Srihari Vishnu and made fun of Him. An angry Vishnu cursed Goddess Lakshmi to turn ugly (Arupa). Thus she became Arupalakshmi.
Goddess Lakshmi who felt bad went to the abode of Goddess Kamakshi who asked her to stay on the left side of Her.
It is said that the kumkum that is offered to Goddess Kamakshi, which is then given to devotees, is smeared on the murti of Arupalakshmi. The belief is that the Goddess regains her beauty each time.
Arupalakshmi is worshipped for prosperity and for solution to all financial problems.
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Situational Gita - Mobile Application on Bhagavad Gita That Answers to Daily Problems

Situational Gita is a mobile application on Bhagavad Gita designed by Sreekanth Sastry of Antarjaal Innovations. 100 important Shlokas from the Gita are use the in the App. Answers to modern problems are found in the Gita but people do not have patience and time to go through the Holy Book. The application provides answers found in Gita to a particular situation that you are facing in life.
Situational Gita App is available on Apple App Store and Google Play. The Hindu reports
“Everybody is looking for answers and the Gita is supposed to have them all,” says Sreekanth. “Nobody, however, reads the Gita because they think they won’t understand it. So we wanted to see if there was a way in which we can make it more accessible, so we broke it down into categories that we thought were everyday situations and looked for slokhas that would provide the answers to those questions,” says the youngster who quit his job in the software products industry in March to start Antarjaal.  “The gita has a…

Vivekachudamani Wise Sayings

Vivekachudamani of Adi Shankaracharya
Success depends entirely on a qualified aspirant. Time, place and other factors are but secondary help. (Vivekachudamani, 14)
He who discriminates between the Real and the unreal, whose mind is turned away from the unreal, who possesses the six fold virtue like calmness, and who has longing for liberation — such a man alone is considered qualified to inquire after Brahman. (Vivekachudamani, 17)
The central theme of Vedanta is that man is essentially divine but is not conscious of it because of ignorance. The goal of life is to realize this divinity. According to Sri Shankara, a fool who does not strive towards this goal is a suicide since he kills himself by holding on to the unreal. (Vivekachudamani, 2)

Those fools who are tied to these sense objects (like the body) by the stout cord of attachment, so very difficult to snap, come and go (are born and die), up and down (in the various worlds), carried helplessly by the powerful emissary of their …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 30, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 30, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or ninth day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 6:54 AM on August 30. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 7:49 PM. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 6:36 AM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or ninth day of the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
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